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Barbara Conway RGN, BSc (Hons), MSc Cardiovascular Clinical Team Leader NHS Darlington Co. Durham and Darlington Community Health Services.

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1 Barbara Conway RGN, BSc (Hons), MSc Cardiovascular Clinical Team Leader NHS Darlington Co. Durham and Darlington Community Health Services

2 Title Barriers to the uptake and engagement in cardiac rehabilitation services among people from lower socio-economic backgrounds Doctorate in Nursing Science thesis submission 2010

3 Background to the study Government Led initiatives to involve service users The unheard patient Service development and innovation Previous research

4 Sample 10 participants 8 following a myocardial infarction 1 following cardiac surgery (with heart failure) 1 with angina All the participants were from the 5 poorest electoral wards of Darlington

5 Method Semi-structured interviews Data collection Themes and sub themes

6 Emerging themes Cardiac incidents and perceptions of what has happened Sense of symptoms Meeting health needs Dislike of groups Isolation Quality of life

7 Emerging themes Fear and shock Choices and risks Support – informal and formal Fear of hospitals Time and financial constraints The bingo factor

8 Lessons learnt from the study Involvement of patients who do not access services in service development Out of the box thinking by health care professionals Further research needed

9 Any questions? Barbara.conway@nhs.net


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